That Shrewd and Knavish Sprite Called Robin Goodfellow

by Allen W. Wright

Lord, what fools these mortals be!
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act 3, scene 2

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing by William Blake. c.1786, from Tate Britain

In honour of that merry wanderer of the night

This site is dedicated to Puck, that mischievous imp of English folklore, also known as Robin Goodfellow or as a Hobgoblin. This trickster was immortalized in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Learn about the character's history and his appearances in ballads, plays, movies, modern novels and television shows.



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